I like to reuse old doors. 5 and 6 panel doors are great sources for side and end panels for shelves, islands, chests, etc. I got this door for 9 dollars at an estate sale and here is what I did with it.
I think it turned out pretty good. I used real milk paint for the body and I will just leave the top alone. Based off of a 6 board chest, so the plans are simple and widely available. Oh, and I used both American and French nails to be multicultural.
So I made a six board chest. The good people at Wall number provided the pine and planed it. I thought about planing it myself. I have the planes, bench, etc. What I lack is time. So I traded some “hand made character” for actually completing my project. I read other writers that emphasize the texture and feel of the hand planed wood in their projects. I think that’s great, but between two jobs and a kid, I barely get to the shed some weeks. So I made a hand cut, drilled, fitted, cut nailed piece of old school furniture. Mostly by hand. And I’m damn proud of it.
Sometimes I am given a project that is inspired by what has been seen elsewhere. This is one of those.It isn’t finished yet. But much like most of the rest of my child’s furniture, it is made by me. There is no high gloss sheen to the finish, and there are some rough spots, but it’s there, she loves it, and it is rock solid.
Welcome! This is just an introduction to the chronicles of my woodworking endeavors. I work mostly with reclaimed products that I scrounge from local sources. In the future I hope to show my work and the changing of scrap into something useful. Thanks
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